Novell Discontinues Support for SUSE Linux 9.2
Some Linux distributions have longer lives than others.
After two years of supported life, Novell is discontinuing support for SUSE Linux 9.2, effective yesterday. Its closest competitor, Red Hat's Fedora Core 3, which was released at roughly the same time as SUSE Linux 9.2, remains supported.
"With today's release of "pam_ldap" we discontinue the security support for SUSE Linux 9.2," SUSE developer Marcus Meissner wrote in a mailing list posting.
"It [SUSE Linux 9.2] was the first release featuring Delta RPMs, making downloads of patches even smaller than with the Patch RPMs we used before."
The current OpenSUSE release is version 10.1, with 10.2 in active development.
The next SUSE Linux release to hit its end of life support will be SUSE Linux 9.3, which will "die" in April, also after a life of two years.